PeerJ Sections

PeerJ, the journal, is now divided into separate Sections by field.

Section Editors have oversight of their section to ensure the journal maintains a fair peer review process and the highest standards of scientific practice in their fields.

Within each Section, the Academic Editors regularly identify and highlight the most important new PeerJ publications in their field. Learn more & Meet the Section Editors.

Local patterns of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal diversity and community structure in a natural Toona ciliata var. pubescens forest in South Central China
Aristóteles Góes-Neto –– This article brings important results for the conservation of an endangered tree species, concerning Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF).
Serum metabolomic profiling reveals an increase in homocitrulline in Chinese patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: a retrospective study
Davide Barreca –– The work supply a potential useful markers and variation with implications for diagnosis and clarification of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease condition.
DXA reference values of the humanoid sheep model in preclinical studies
Zhihua Han –– This study will help the researchers when this animal model is required for their work. A better knowledge of the animal model will lead to a more accurate interpretation of the experimental data. it will be possible to avoid the use of control and sham groups in new studies using this model.
Adaptive model to support business process reengineering
Massimiliano Zanin –– Interesting topic, and good use of original data.
Evaluation of circulating tumor cells as a prognostic biomarker for early recurrence in stage II–III breast cancer patients using CytoSorter® system: a retrospective study
Philip Coates –– This report employs a novel and efficient method to identify circulating tumor cells, which is an important predictor of disease state and can be used for clinical evaluation, determining future therapy and monitoring patient response.